Southern Florida

Southern Florida
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Three fires (red dots) in southern Florida are visible in this true-color MODIS image acquired April 4, 2002. Also visible is the city of Miami, and the northern edge of Cuba, including the city of Havana. The bright blue-green colors in the waters of the Strait of Florida are due to the Sun's light reflected off of chlorophyll in marine phytoplankton.

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  • Data Date:

    April 4, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 12, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration